- Code SKRT6002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Sanskrit
- Areas of interest Asian Languages
Sanskrit 7 is a high-level reading course suited to final-year students. This course introduces students to the major compositional genres of Sanskrit scholarly literature that were employed across a diverse range of traditional intellectual disciplines from the Classical to the late-Premodern period in South Asia. This course also introduces students to the Sanskrit commentarial tradition, its practices and conventions, and the influence it exerts upon textual reception. In this course, students will employ advanced grammatical and analytical skills to the interpretation and translation of intellectual texts and commentaries, and will become familiar with the use of commentaries as a translation tool. Students will have the opportunity to compare and consider the relationship between root texts and commentaries from a variety of traditional disciplines – such as poetics, yoga, and grammar – and refine their independent skills and interests in translation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read extracts from advanced-level intellectual texts with the use of a commentary or commentaries.
- Consider and evaluate the appropriate translation of the vocabulary of a root text through careful examination of commentarial glosses and explanations.
- Use translation and textual analysis to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the grammatical structures and techniques employed in intellectual and commentarial literature.
- Utilize dictionaries, reference grammars, and appropriate secondary resources with a high degree of competence.
- Translate, analyze, and reflect upon distinct genres of intellectual text and approaches to commentary.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced level of Sanskrit.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to undertake a language proficiency assessment should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- Contribute to class activities, including discussions and forums (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Short translation, analysis, and review exercises (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Project on intellectual and commentarial texts (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take-home assessment of previously unseen Sanskrit text (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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This unit is conducted on the 'flipped classroom' model. Students are expected to complete certain set tasks before attending class each week. A total of 10 hours' work per week is expected as follows:
- 3 hours attending on-campus or online classes
- 2.5 hours prior to class preparing materials for in-class activities
- 1 hour completing online learning activities
- 3.5 hours developing and completing assessment tasks and projects
The total workload for the course is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tubb & Boose, Scholastic Sanskrit
Whitney, Sanskrit Grammar
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